Understanding the functionality of multiplexed sensors in order to aid design and enhance performance

K. Moodley, K. J. Land, E. Muzenda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Multiplexed sensors enable simultaneous detection of disease biomarkers and environmental contaminants using a single test. Test results feature multiple signals, which if unclear, can result in misdiagnosis. This work studies the phenomenon of weakening signal intensities on multiplexed lateral flow tests. Results indicate that physical analyte entrapment has minimal impact on this phenomenon, which is influenced more, by the quantity of analyte in the sample and the positioning of the test line. Recommendations are made on the maximum number of test lines that should be employed to avoid reduced signal intensities, and the benefits of paper based microfluidics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1640-1642
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806483
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 25 2015Oct 29 2015

Other

Other19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period10/25/1510/29/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Understanding the functionality of multiplexed sensors in order to aid design and enhance performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this